…in torment. In Luke 16: 23-24, the Rich Man – who was in Hades – stated he was in torment due to the flames he was in.


The historical and revealing account of the Rich Man and Lazarus, the sick beggar who begged outside the Rich Man’s gate, is not a tale or story made up by someone in order to frighten children into doing well. This account is real as Jesus’ accounts that name people (like Lazarus) are always historical accounts. The account itself is told for several reasons. One of which is to relate to people that hell is a real place, a place of torment and so much more.

…in Heaven. Using the account in Luke 16: 19-31, Father Abraham was directly asked by the Rich Man that Lazarus dip his finger in water and drip it onto his tongue because he was tormented in the flames of hell. Abraham reminded the Rich Man that he had his chance to choose or reject God and His forgiveness. He knew He could be seen by God, yet not be in His presence; He knew he had rejected God and was paying the price.


…in Separation. All (all is all and that’s all all means) are seen by God; not all are


God. Hell is seen by God and open to His all-seeing eyes. However, there was a great gulf fixed between Paradise and Hades and there were gates that – once you went through – you could not leave! All the people who have entered Hell are still there and have and will never leave.


…in Soulwinning. Knowing how awful his torment was, the Rich Man begged Abraham that someone would go to his 5 brothers and testify to them so they wouldn’t have to go where he was. All the people in Hell today not only wish they had chosen differently, but wish they could have just one chance to tell their loved ones what an awful place it was and that they wouldn’t want them there.


…in the Bible. Abraham’s response to the Rich Man was valuable; “they have Moses and the prophets..” (scriptures) “..If they will not hear Moses or the prophets, neither will they be persuaded,

though someone rose from the dead.”

All people in Hell today wish they listened to those who wrote the scriptures to keep them away from the torment they are forever in.


The Bible states: We are sinners (Romans 3:10, 23); the way to Heaven is free (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 6:23); Salvation is a simple act (Romans 10:13). It’s the ABC plan of God – Admit you’re a sinner, Believe Jesus’ blood can set you free and Commit your life to Jesus and ask for His forgiveness!


If you could have a 3 minute conversation with anyone in Hell – they’d tell you this is no lie. The responsibility to believe is yours.